March 5, 2023: Marian Prayer for Lent
Blessed Virgin Mary, Please be with me as I pray: Even when I don’t understand, Let God’s will be done through me; If I lose sight of Jesus, May my searching lead me nearer to Him; When people I love are suffering, I ask that love help them through; During this penitential time of Lent, May prayer and sacrifice increase my faith. Because your Son lived and died to conquer sin, Let hope and forgiveness dwell in me. Amen.
March 4, 2023: To Live Lovingly
Lord Jesus, Through parables that You once spoke, You taught us how to live. In a world in need of compassion, May I be loving and attentive. Amen.
March 3, 2023: God’s Love Shown
Lord, our Savior, I give You thanks and praise, For You came to dwell on Earth that all might see, Through Your life, death, and rising, the Father’s love revealed. Amen.
March 2, 2023: Ever in the Lord’s Care
Lord Jesus, May I feel Your presence near to me, So that I’ll not despair, Believing in Your promise to keep Me ever in Your care. Amen.
March 1, 2023: In Time of Need
Loving God, I come before You in need and in gratitude. In times of illness or struggle, please give me the help I need to remain strong in faith. In times of loneliness, please bestow a renewed sense of belonging. In prayer, I give You thanks that, in asking, I have already received the grace needed to believe. Amen.
February 28, 2023: Prayer for Patience
Lord, please be patient with me. When I wonder when my turn will come For the peace of mind I seek, Turn my thoughts to trust in You, Who know my every need. Lord, please be patient with me. When even a moment seems too long For awaited news to come, May my greatest longing be That Your will be done. Lord, please be patient with me. When at times I might not be bothered, For other things seem pressing, Please grant me Your help to use time As a precious blessing. Amen.
February 27, 2023: Thank You, Lord
Lord Jesus, How often do I put myself first, Instead of thanking, only asking? Lord, whose gaze never averts, Thank You for Your love everlasting. Amen.
February 26, 2023: Prayer for Lenten Blessing
Lord, my Savior, During this holy season of Lent, I pray in gratitude That You lived and died to bring Salvation through Your love and mercy. Vulnerable as in the desert, I pray to have the strength To overcome temptation– To thirst for holiness, though I am weak. Renewed in Baptismal commitment, I pray that the faith I share Will be a hope-filled blessing For others searching and in need. Amen.
February 25, 2023: For the Blessing of Grace
Lord Jesus, Humbly I ask, through the gift of faith, For the blessing of Your Holy Spirit’s grace: To profess eternal truth that is You, In the words I say and in all that I do; To celebrate the nourishment You give That, in believing, forever I will live; To proceed in ways that let others see Grace-filled wonder and hope, because I believe; To pray with confidence that when I seek, Though I may grow tired, You hasten to meet; To welcome You always into my heart And Your abiding love to others impart. Amen.
February 24, 2023: One in the Lord’s Love
Lord, may faith in You bring people together so that in every heart and every nation, we are one in communion and love. Amen.
February 23, 2023: Prayer for Devotion
Lord Jesus, Savior who lived among us, I look to You despite my faults And listen to Your voice. You have the words Of everlasting life; Help me to devote to You The words I speak today. Amen.
February 22, 2023: Ash Wednesday Prayer
Loving Savior, During this time of preparation and penance, May prayers, almsgiving, and fasting be for me A sacred pathway from ashes to Easter. Please guide me as I start the Lenten journey anew— A journey toward repentance that You desire More than the donning of sackcloth or ashes. Though cleansed in Baptism through the Holy Spirit, I seek forgiveness for the times I have failed, Reminded of sin by the smudge of ashes. To You, O Lord, I desire to come with my whole heart, Offering myself and every sacrifice I make, Leaving love, not ashes, at the altar. Amen.
February 21, 2023: Prayer for Friends
Loving Father, To You, I give thanks for the Lord Jesus, sent into the world to live among us and to be a patient, understanding, and sometimes challenging friend. For my friends, I offer prayers of gratitude that we have been drawn together. With each other’s love and help, may we draw closer to You. Amen.
February 20, 2023: God by My Side
Loving Father, When I think I can do things on my own, Please help me anyway. On the other hand, When I want You to be a handyman, Fixing this or that. Please help me to accept That in Your wisdom, You wear many hats. To tell the truth, I enjoy praise now and then. Please grant me more humility. To Love You above all things Is harder than it seems. Thank you for loving me even so. Amen.
February 19, 2023: Prayer for Peace
Lord, Jesus, peace is Your gift, Though it remains at times unopened. When my cares and anxieties get in the way, Please open my heart to Your peace. Yes, peace is Your gift, But I sometimes set it aside. When I am too focused on my struggles, Please help me to let Your peace inside. Peace that is Your gift, You lovingly leave with us. When I need to forgive or ask forgiveness, Please grant me the peace of leaving sin behind. Your peace is a gift Given for the purpose of sharing. When I can give comfort or help, Please share Your peace through me. Amen.
February 18, 2023: Remain with Me
Lord Jesus, Remembering Your Passion, may I follow where you lead, and though I may be fearful, find in You the strength I need. When I am burdened or distressed, please roll away the heavy stone so that I may feel You with me, not abandoned or alone. Risen Savior, You appeared, but unrecognized at first; when I fail to see Your face, in Your love my heart immerse. Amen.
February 17, 2023: Prayer for Acceptance
Lord, As You did during Your ministry on Earth, please help us to accept one another, for all are people meant to grow in faith as the disciples You want us to be. Amen.
February 16, 2023: Opening Doors of Faith
Lord Jesus, You came as loving Savior, Taking upon Yourself the burden of my failing. I give You thanks that You remain always To hold open the door of faith. With the Heavenly Father, all things are possible, Though at times I struggle with doubt. I give You thanks for forgiveness and hope renewed At the threshold of the door of faith. Jesus, our Good Shepherd, you were sent By the Father who desires that none be lost. I give You thanks that, even unbidden, You enter my heart through the door of faith. Lord, You have shown me the way Leading to eternal life with You. I give You thanks, for in prayer at any hour, You answer every knock on the door of faith. Amen.
February 15, 2023: For the Suffering
Lord Jesus, Please be with the suffering in their need. For those who have lost family and friends, Please give comfort in their grief; For those in need of healing from illness or injury, Please give strength. Where homes and livelihoods have been lost, Please keep the victims close in the hearts Of people who can help. Where there is fear, please grant faith. Amen.
February 14, 2023: Loving Eternally
Heavenly Father, Love shared, given and received, Becomes a treasured part of me. I give You thanks for the hope Of life in love eternally. Amen.
February 13, 2023: To Notice My Blessings
Today, I ask for grace, In everything I do, To take notice of my blessings And be filled with gratitude. Amen.
February 12, 2023: Love Is the Reason
That love will be the reason And give all I do its meaning, I pray as one who longs for You, Source of my hope and healing. Amen.
February 11, 2023: Marian Prayer for the Sick
Blessed Virgin, In your gentle holiness, Please join in my prayer For those who are sick. Holy Mary, I come to you, In your closeness to Jesus, Who can heal with just a word. When healing of body or mind is not to be, Please help those who suffer To bear the pain and distress Through hope of redemption and eternal life. Blessed Virgin Mary, you became The Mother of our Lord, And your heart was surely rent To see Him suffer on the cross. For those who are painfully afflicted, Especially when their faith is sorely tested, Please bring comfort, For you are our loving Mother, too. Amen.
February 10, 2023: At Every Turn
Lord Jesus, I pray that my life’s journey will lead me ever closer to you. At every turn my life takes, may love for You remain safe within my heart. Amen.
February 9, 2023: A Disciple’s Prayer
To seek the Kingdom of heaven, When I don’t know how, Lord, help me to see the heavenly glory Around me, here and now. To be a faithful follower, When I feel far, far behind, Lord, please grant me the grace to listen To Your Word with open mind. To notice people as You did, When I would rather pass them by, Lord, increase in me the generosity To put my own desires aside. To be a sign of Your love, For I have Your love to give, Lord, may I reconcile with others readily, Following Your example of how to live. Amen.
February 8, 2023: Prayer to the Holy Spirit
Holy Spirit, Who comes in wind or whisper, I need not fear Or be distressed. In You I find comfort, Inspiration, and hope. To You I devote All I do in kindness and faith. Amen.
February 7, 2023: Prayer When Things Seem Unfair
Lord Jesus, How often we ask why: When illness or other adversity strikes–“Why me?” In the rubble of natural disaster–“Why here?” When the answer to prayer isn’t what we had in mind–“Why not?” Loving Savior, Help me to regard whatever comes my way this day As opportunity: To give thanks for blessings undeserved; In offering forgiveness, to be undeterred; To look for ways to turn things around; In prayer, to be faithful that You won’t let me down. To remain hopeful in You, who know my every need; In a tumultuous world, to be a source of peace. Amen.
February 6, 2023: Prayer for the Unsure
Lord, For all who face uncertainty, May faith remain constant and sure; Where there is discouragement, Please lighten the burden through hope.
February 5, 2023: Prayer on World Day for Consecrated Life
Lord Jesus, Please bless all men and women consecrated to serve You through sacred vows, prayer, and good works that they devotedly pursue. For those called to religious life, please help them to discern Your guidance at every crossroads, Your presence at every turn. Through hope in You held firmly, may they all receive the grace, to do their part within Your plan, every joy and sorrow embraced. Amen.
February 4, 2023: To Be Forgiving
Lord Jesus, You sent the Apostles to go forth. Please help me to be a good disciple, Forgiving and inviting others to share my faith.